Then is a close thread a close thread? September 22, 2011 9:21 AM   Subscribe

Has anyone ever got in after a Jessamyn/Cortex "I'll close this up" comment...?

What I mean is, is how does the closing thing work? Does someone announce they're closing the thread then go find the button? Or hit the button and then sneakily add their intention to close it after it's already gone? Or do mods have a "close this thing" button next to their comment box?
posted by sodium lights the horizon to MetaFilter-Related at 9:21 AM (123 comments total)

Well, they only leave the 'close this up' comments on Metatalk, so that should narrow the search. I don't think I've ever seen it.
posted by Think_Long at 9:24 AM on September 22, 2011


I'm pretty sure one of the mods said that they were able to comment in closed threads, so it usually goes: close -> comment about closing.

Also, this thread is going to have so many people pretending to close it up.
posted by Plutor at 9:27 AM on September 22, 2011


I'm not a mod, so I'm going to pretend to close this up. *hits ctrl-W*
posted by mkb at 9:28 AM on September 22, 2011 [7 favorites]


Or do mods have a "close this thing" button next to their comment box?

I'd like one of those...for my wallet when I pass by the Krispy Kreme! Am I right? You folks know what I'm talking about. Donuts...don't even get me started. Anybody here from out of town?
posted by mintcake! at 9:32 AM on September 22, 2011 [16 favorites]


It's difficult for mods to comment in closed threads. So the process is usually: 1.) comment about closing. 2.) close the post. Only MetaTalk and IRL threads can be closed by a mod.

I'm sure a comment has snuck in under the wire here and there. There's probably only a few seconds between commenting and closing in most cases.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:36 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, this thread is going to have so many people pretending to close it up.

Hmm, didn't Jessamyn say at one point there was a whole new type of ban she was waiting to try out on people who do that?
posted by FishBike at 9:36 AM on September 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


It has only ever happened a couple times, as far as I can recall. We pretty much leave a comment, let the page reload, jump to the top and hit close, so the window is pretty small. You could probably hunt for this with the Infodump by looking for metatalk threads with the closed flag set and a non-mod with the last comment.

I can recall one occasion where someone was being a jerk and I removed their post-closure-statement comment that they snuck in, and I deleted it, and they sent my shitty mefimail about it, but that whole thing was a weird jerk patrol sort of situation so it was mostly of a piece with the rest of it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:37 AM on September 22, 2011


[A few comments deleted. If people don't stop pretending to be mods, I'm going to have to close this up. Thanks]
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 9:39 AM on September 22, 2011 [74 favorites]


And yeah, there's a "close thread" link in the byline of the post in Admin view, right between our "edit" link and the faves/flags widgets.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:39 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


We pretty much leave a comment, let the page reload, jump to the top

Why don't you move the close button to the bottom? Also, dibs on Weird Jerk Patrol for my upcoming band.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:40 AM on September 22, 2011


What? Weird Jerk Patrol is so a cop-themed gay reality porn site.
posted by griphus at 9:46 AM on September 22, 2011 [8 favorites]


Why don't you move the close button to the bottom?

We rarely use it, and much more rarely even need to worry about a race to press it when we do, so, eh. I'd rather not have it super convenient for misclicks.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:50 AM on September 22, 2011


Cortex, why are you so practical?
posted by The Michael The at 9:51 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, rather than updating the site and causing more work for pb, it really sounds like moving the Close Button to the bottom is a job for Greasemonkey. You know, for the mods who do want it there.
posted by skynxnex at 9:52 AM on September 22, 2011 [17 favorites]


Hmm, didn't Jessamyn say at one point there was a whole new type of ban she was waiting to try out on people who do that?

God I hope so, her latest sound has been pretty meh. The early phase with just her and a tuba on stage was great. Since she started incorporating a drum machine, it's been all downhill.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:58 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, since Jessamyn went electric it just hasn't felt as sincere, you know?
posted by Think_Long at 9:59 AM on September 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


FishBike: " Hmm, didn't Jessamyn say at one point there was a whole new type of ban she was waiting to try out on people who do that?"
I'm going to start banning people for that "this thread is closed to new comments" stuff, fair warning. I have a whole new type of ban too. I'm sort of excited about it.
posted by jessamyn ★ at 8:44 PM on February 21, 2010 [40 favorites −] [!]

No it is not a hellban. It's contextually appropriate. It lets you type really long comments and then when you try to post them it says the thread closed five seconds before you hit "post." You're only banned for comments that take longer than ten minutes to type.
posted by jessamyn ★ at 8:47 PM on February 21, 2010 [27 favorites −] [!]
...and half the site was never heard from again...
posted by zarq at 10:01 AM on September 22, 2011 [8 favorites]


I feel like this happened to me once but I don't remember which MetaTalk thread it was and I don't know of any way to search for something like that.
posted by burnmp3s at 10:03 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


You could probably hunt for this with the Infodump by looking for metatalk threads with the closed flag set and a non-mod with the last comment.

Indeed. I ran a query to look for metatalk threads which have been closed (or closed and deleted) and where the last user to comment is not one of mathowie, pb, jessamyn, cortex, vacapinta, or restless_nomad.

And I came up with 265 such threads. (I think that is way, way to many to post a list of them here, so I put them on my Infodump datawankery page instead.)

None of them have your userid as the last commenter, burnmp3s.
posted by FishBike at 10:20 AM on September 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'm just going to threaten to close this one up...


























What?
posted by Eideteker at 10:21 AM on September 22, 2011


Thanks FishBike. In a quick glance, it looks like many of those threads are just ones without an explicit closing thread comment. 19473 looks like it might fit the bill, however.

I've never had time to play with the infodump, but is there a way to filter it so it only includes MeTa threads where a moderator is within, say, 5 minutes or 2 or 3 comments of the end of the thread?
posted by skynxnex at 10:23 AM on September 22, 2011


Don't worry - I reopened it!
posted by Karmakaze at 10:25 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fishbike, your datawankery is a constant source of amazement and amusement. Awesome.
posted by mintcake! at 10:26 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


You're only banned for comments that take longer than ten minutes to type.

I just thought of inverting this - you're only allowed to post comments after a ten-minute 'cooling-off' period from the last edit. Might have improved the site a bit over the last few months...
posted by bitmage at 10:27 AM on September 22, 2011


And I came up with 265 such threads.

Your datawankery seems to just be wankery here. I clicked a few of the linked threads but didn't see evidence of the issue at hand.
posted by yerfatma at 10:28 AM on September 22, 2011


I've never had time to play with the infodump, but is there a way to filter it so it only includes MeTa threads where a moderator is within, say, 5 minutes or 2 or 3 comments of the end of the thread?

The Infodump is just a bunch of text files with data about site activity in them. For example, one has a list of metatalk posts, and another has a list of metatalk comments, and the latter has a 'postid' on every line that matches up with the 'postid' in the former. And there are timestamps on damn near everything.

So what you can do in terms of filtering and so on depends entirely on what tool you load these files into/run them through. For example if you have access to some kind of database and are fluent in SQL, then yeah, the kind of filtering you're asking about isn't too hard.

I'll give it a try when I get home tonight, unless one of the other usual suspects does it first.
posted by FishBike at 10:29 AM on September 22, 2011


Here's a good one.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:32 AM on September 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


griphus: "What? Weird Jerk Patrol is so a cop-themed gay reality porn site."

Dude! I'm trying to keep those parts of my life separate, okay?


Apparently, they were too busy to comment at all about why they were closing this one.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:35 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


This one is a classic, and with eponysterical frosting on top.

It feels redundant to have a discussion here when there is one on the blue already. Mind if I close this up?
posted by mathowie at 10:00 PM on October 5, 2010 [+] [!]

[snip]

Go ahead.
posted by kthxbi at 10:02 PM on October 5, 2010 [+] [!]

posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 10:35 AM on September 22, 2011 [8 favorites]


I'd rather not have it super convenient for misclicks.

So glad my ejector seat button has an "Are you sure?" dialog.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:37 AM on September 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


And another!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:38 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]




It's the mother lode!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:40 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]




Ooo, something bright and shiny...
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:42 AM on September 22, 2011


Karma's a bitch. I faved this post before I knew it was deleted and now I can't figure out how to unfavorite it. XD
posted by Eideteker at 10:42 AM on September 22, 2011


Clicking through, yeah, it seems like in a lot of cases it's more that Matt just took his bloody time closing thread down back in the day. Heh.

Still, looks like it's happened for real a bit more than I was guessing. I guess if it's not memorable I don't remember it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:44 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


This reminded me of my favorite closing where I got to abuse my database access.
posted by pb (staff) at 10:47 AM on September 22, 2011 [12 favorites]


Abuse? If I was in charge of the system, being able to poke fun at cortex would be a god damned functional requirement!
posted by FishBike at 10:51 AM on September 22, 2011


Is someone abusing their database? I think we need the Weird Jerk Patrol!

hotcops.mp3
posted by griphus at 10:51 AM on September 22, 2011


I was told there would be hot cops?
posted by The Whelk at 10:55 AM on September 22, 2011 [5 favorites]


bitmage: " I just thought of inverting this - you're only allowed to post comments after a ten-minute 'cooling-off' period from the last edit."

Just enough time for some folks to work up a truly righteous fury.
posted by zarq at 10:59 AM on September 22, 2011


Hot Cop
posted by mintcake! at 11:06 AM on September 22, 2011


Just enough time for some folks to work up a truly righteous fury.

Ah, but if they grab that pen dripping in vitriol and edit - they're going to have to wait ten more minutes. Perhaps they will decide that telling everyone how much their favorite band sucks isn't worth the delay.

Ok, I can dream, right?
posted by bitmage at 11:09 AM on September 22, 2011


Ha! I (well, my old self) got two comments in! I don't remember that at all.
posted by Curious Artificer at 11:13 AM on September 22, 2011


Hmm, didn't Jessamyn say at one point there was a whole new type of ban she was waiting to try out on people who do that?

I say a lot of things.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:42 AM on September 22, 2011 [8 favorites]



"I say a lot of things."

That's what she said.


oh, wait... look.... I opened the intergalactic worm hole....
posted by HuronBob at 11:45 AM on September 22, 2011 [5 favorites]


I always knew Duffman was jessamyn's alter ego.
posted by Errant at 11:56 AM on September 22, 2011


I try hard never to pretend to be a mod, because I have this recurring nightmare that I actually become one.

Have you ever seen that movie where an otherwise boring character is put in charge and the inner petty despot comes out? They throw screaming tantrums and threaten to fire or kill everyone around them?

That's how I am at the best of times, I dread the idea of what I'd become with actual power.

So I won't be closing any threads, now or hopefully ever.
posted by quin at 12:02 PM on September 22, 2011


So what you're saying is that you're Fred Colon
posted by The Whelk at 12:05 PM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why don't you move the close button to the bottom?

I'm disappointed that you have to do this within the user interface at all. I've always pictured it as an over-sized red button--about 4 inches in diameter--next to a mod's computer that they just punch with the side of their closed fist. And then there is a "wah-wah-wah" sad trombone sound.

Because that would be cooler.
posted by jeanmari at 12:16 PM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


If I were an admin, and someone got in after my "close up", I would immediately delete it. That's my thunder you're messing with, son!
posted by Brocktoon at 12:28 PM on September 22, 2011


Look at this comment and weep for the loss of the IMG tag.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:37 PM on September 22, 2011


So what you're saying is that you're Fred Colon

I'm not saying either way. But answer me this: Who the hell keeps stealing all the sugar cubes?!
posted by quin at 12:41 PM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Only MetaTalk and IRL threads can be closed by a mod.

Mods can close threads IRL?? And I thought my carrier just dropped the call.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 1:00 PM on September 22, 2011


Who the hell keeps stealing all the sugar cubes?!
posted by quin at 12:41 PM on September 22


Five or six years ago, Languagehat gave the sugar cubes to Nice Donkey. They were um, specially flavored.
posted by Cranberry at 1:40 PM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


ATH FTW
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:41 PM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I've always pictured it as an over-sized red button--about 4 inches in diameter--next to a mod's computer that they just punch with the side of their closed fist.

The fun part is this would be easy to do. A simple hack to a mouse driver and a weird key mapping to the close button would be all it would take.

What would be even cooler would be if the red box (do closings get those?) also autoplayed the sound. Then everyone would be in on the awesomeness.
posted by Mitheral at 2:31 PM on September 22, 2011


Look at this comment and weep for the loss of the IMG tag.

That thread is a doozy. Metafilter was a completely difference place in 2005.
posted by Mitheral at 2:44 PM on September 22, 2011


Well, it was the Gold Age of MeFi, after all.
posted by dg at 3:25 PM on September 22, 2011


What, no "MetaFilter: a weird jerk patrol sort of situation"?
posted by epersonae at 4:24 PM on September 22, 2011



The fun part is this would be easy to do. A simple hack to a mouse driver and a weird key mapping to the close button would be all it would take.

What would be even cooler would be if the red box (do closings get those?) also autoplayed the sound. Then everyone would be in on the awesomeness.
posted by Mitheral


Hmm, I think we need to get the mods each one of these for Christmas/whatever.
posted by 1000monkeys at 4:33 PM on September 22, 2011


Please go back and remove the "[small]posted by..." line from your comment. With this line, the comment appears to be spoofed comments from other members so they're not allowed.

Wow. PB has caused the singularity.
posted by unSane at 5:01 PM on September 22, 2011


I'd rather not have it super convenient for misclicks.

I'm sure this says more about me than anyone else but I totally read this as misc. licks.
posted by Toekneesan at 5:11 PM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


If someone was *really* going to try to fake-close this thread would it look something like this?


« Older Naoto Ōshima, designer of such...  |  I got banned for faking ...Newer »


This thread is closed to new comments.










posted by jeremias at 5:17 PM on September 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


No it isn't.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:39 PM on September 22, 2011


You're not the mod of me.
posted by The Whelk at 5:42 PM on September 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


I just spent 13 seconds considering whether to sockpuppet "the mod of me".
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:57 PM on September 22, 2011


ATH FTW
ATH? None of these seem to quite fit.

ATH Around the Horn (ESPN show)
ATH Atherosclerosis
ATH All Time High
ATH Above the Horizon
ATH Absolute Threshold of Hearing
ATH Aluminum Trihydrate
ATH A Toda Hora (Spanish: At All Times; Puerto Rico automatic teller machine)
ATH Attention Hang-Up
ATH Abbreviated Trouble History
ATH Air Transportable Hospital
ATH Athens, Greece - Hellinikon (Airport Code)
ATH Andrews Travel House (UK)
ATH Avian Thymic Hormone
ATH Air Transat Holidays
ATH Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy
ATH Athwartship
ATH Acceleration Time History
ATH Authorization to Hire
ATH assign thresholds (US DoD)
ATH Armored Trooper Heavy (Votoms)
ATH Artificial Time History
ATH AUTODIN Transitional Hub
ATH Automatic THrottle
ATH Algorithm Test Harness
ATH Axially Tilted Hyperbola (antenna)
posted by unliteral at 6:15 PM on September 22, 2011


ATH is the Hayes modem command that tells it to hang up. If that's not what jessamyn was referring to, then I'll have to take back my "I got your obscure joke" favorite, I guess.
posted by FishBike at 6:24 PM on September 22, 2011


ATH is the chemical composition of the specially flavored sugar cubes in Cranberry's comment immediately preceding jessamyn's.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:32 PM on September 22, 2011


Axially Tilted Hyperbola

When I looked up ATH earlier and saw this, I really hoped it was what jessamyn was referencing.

Specifically because it makes my kind of no sense.
posted by quin at 6:36 PM on September 22, 2011


jeremias: I got banned for faking ...Newer »


Heh. I C wut u did thar.
posted by 1000monkeys at 6:50 PM on September 22, 2011


Ok, here's a new list that looks a bit closer to the mark. This is closed threads where the last comment is 1) from a non-mod, and 2) not more than 60 seconds after the latest comment from a mod.

The actual time when the thread was closed isn't in the Infodump, so this seems like about as close as one can get to "attempt to post a final comment, then close the thread, but somebody snuck in at the last minute" using the dump.

Only 35 threads, so here they are:
Post #8841
Post #9379
Post #9983
Post #10293
Post #10370
Post #10480
Post #11340
Post #11460
Post #11512
Post #11577
Post #12128
Post #12263
Post #12505
Post #12718
Post #12875
Post #13614
Post #13674
Post #14057
Post #14383
Post #14578
Post #14685
Post #14696
Post #14882
Post #15752
Post #16226
Post #16300
Post #17542
Post #18558
Post #18696
Post #18903
Post #19399
Post #19473
Post #19673
Post #19771
Post #19831
posted by FishBike at 7:03 PM on September 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


jeremias: I got banned for faking ...Newer »


Heh. I C wut u did thar.


I am glad my attention to detail did not go wholly unnoticed.
posted by jeremias at 7:08 PM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


This reminded me of my favorite closing where I got to abuse my database access.

That should have been left open as the text equivalent to the podcast.
posted by arcticseal at 7:08 PM on September 22, 2011


At The Helm? Though I just learned what "athwartship" means, FTW.
posted by unknowncommand at 9:13 PM on September 22, 2011


explicit reference to the "close thread" button

yay, fishbike!
posted by free hugs at 9:18 PM on September 22, 2011


If that's not what jessamyn was referring to

That is, in fact, what I was referring to. There is also

Hey! Wait! Don't pick up the ph{#`%${%&`+'${`%&NO CARRIER

which I am pleased to see immortalized in Wikipedia.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:24 PM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why is the blue so serious today, is it still fallout from that guy who quit or did we get yelled at for being too jokey again? It is kind of a downer over there.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:39 PM on September 22, 2011


Only 35 threads, so here they are:

Am I the only one that just assumes FishBike is a wizard? There is no infodump. There is only a pile of Quartz dust covered in dragon blood. There are the invocations of gods that even their worshipers don't remember, and the seven horizons are shattered, and you receive the deadly, arcane secret of who has left you the most favorites in the last six months.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 12:03 AM on September 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Am I the only one that just assumes FishBike is a wizard?

If you have access to Python on your machine, the csv module can make you a wizard as well.

Only 35 threads, so here they are

Glancing at a few of those, among the last responders, there were 3 disabled accounts and one deceased member. Coincidence? You decide.
posted by yerfatma at 6:49 AM on September 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


ATH FTW
ATH? None of these seem to quite fit.


I just assumed she meant the Athens Airport, because Around the Horn For the Win is not a sentence that makes sense in English.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 6:53 AM on September 23, 2011


Am I the only one that just assumes FishBike is a wizard?

Heh, I am just a guy who knows enough SQL to be a little bit dangerous with it. There are all kinds of other ways to do things with the Infodump, that's just the one I know best.

Glancing at a few of those, among the last responders, there were 3 disabled accounts and one deceased member. Coincidence? You decide.

I would think the apparent correlation with disabled accounts isn't a coincidence. The hypothesis there would be that closed threads in general would tend to be more fighty than average, so are more likely to be the type of thing that leads someone to push the big red button. And closed threads where somebody sneaks in at the last minute, like we are looking at here, are probably even more like that overall.
posted by FishBike at 7:11 AM on September 23, 2011


Am I the only one that just assumes FishBike is a wizard?

Maybe I'm talking out of school here, but FishBike actually had his license to wizen suspended in three states after a mishap with some statistical analysis and the daughter of a junior Senator. So, strictly speaking, he's not, though the time travel thing does pretty nicely mitigate the punitive effect of temporary bars from legalized practice.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:18 AM on September 23, 2011 [5 favorites]


Of course you're talking out of school. You were kicked out of Flogwarts for night datawankery. You were data wanking. At night. With the dean's daughter.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:46 AM on September 23, 2011


...another case closed by the Weird Jerk Patrol.
posted by griphus at 8:49 AM on September 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


He got kicked out of Starfleet Academy for Data wanking too.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:50 AM on September 23, 2011


It's very simple, Fishbike is a Wizard, I am a Sorcerer, cortex is a Magician, at the end of the day it really comes down to what kind of robes you can wear.
posted by The Whelk at 8:53 AM on September 23, 2011


And also what kind of hat. Don't forget about the hat.
posted by FishBike at 8:55 AM on September 23, 2011


I was hoping to anonymously send cortex a fedora. Is that weird?
posted by ODiV at 8:57 AM on September 23, 2011


yes
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:58 AM on September 23, 2011


Only if you include those sketches of him sitting under a tree and wearing it.
posted by griphus at 8:59 AM on September 23, 2011


What he deserves is another Vasily Grossman double. Let's see how many puns he's got in him
posted by villanelles at dawn at 9:00 AM on September 23, 2011


A Magician in a Fedora, do you think you're Hugh Jackman?
posted by The Whelk at 9:01 AM on September 23, 2011


I already own two, specifically so I could make everybody wear them at the 10th meetup.

One of the fedoras was also instrumental in the drawing in Rafflers.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:08 AM on September 23, 2011


Matt kinda looks like Freddie Kreuger in that first pic......
posted by The Whelk at 9:09 AM on September 23, 2011


Am I the only one that just assumes FishBike is a wizard?

I heard that you can invoke his presence by SSHing to 127.0.0.1 and typing his name three times.
posted by metaBugs at 9:15 AM on September 23, 2011


Doesn't work.

Last login: Fri Sep 23 11:36:50 on console
unSanes-Mac-Pro-3:~ unSane$ ssh 127.0.0.1
The authenticity of host '127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 07:b1:10:28:39:b1:3f:e3:ab:ed:3e:b7:15:b8:e7:87.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '127.0.0.1' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
Password:
Last login: Fri Sep 23 13:54:40 2011
unSanes-Mac-Pro-3:~ unSane$ fishbike fishbike fishbike
-bash: fishbike: command not found


Wait, what's that coming out of the... oh, my God...{#`%${%&`+'${`%&NO CARRIER
posted by unSane at 10:59 AM on September 23, 2011


What is the ratio of active/disabled accounts? Are we seeing people disable accounts at a faster rate? Anyone know R well enough to generate some graphs ? Where is this infodump?
posted by Ad hominem at 11:50 AM on September 23, 2011


The infodump is at http://stuff.metafilter.com/infodump

The "disabled" flag is not one of the data items provided in the dump, however, so we can't get that directly. And not everybody who leaves the site disables their account anyway.

The last time I remember talking about this was in December 2009 and I made a comment that links to a graph that tries to get at this in kind of a roundabout way. Since that was nearly two years ago, it might be neat to refresh that one.

I sort of can't believe it was that long ago.
posted by FishBike at 11:59 AM on September 23, 2011 [1 favorite]




Wow, those are nice graphs!
posted by Ad hominem at 12:16 PM on September 23, 2011


hey guys, there is a mod out to change minecraft 1.9 snowbros into daleks.
posted by Ad hominem at 12:23 PM on September 23, 2011


Also, this thread is going to have so many people pretending to close it up.

I was thinking of pretending that I once got a time out because I pretended to be a mod.

Then I remembered that I have things to get done.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 2:05 PM on September 23, 2011


Ah, I miss the old days when HTML wasn't filtered so that you could make posts that were attributed to other people.
posted by plinth at 3:30 PM on September 23, 2011


I'm going to go ahead and close these up.


























YOUR MOM'S LEGS THAT IS OHO HOHO!
posted by Eideteker at 4:59 PM on September 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I just watche that new Christina Applegate/Maya Rudolph sitcom. What a piece of shit. It should not only be canceled, it should be shot. What the fuck, Kelly Bundy?
posted by jonmc at 5:29 PM on September 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


This thread lacks a euclidian shape. I can perceive it as both closed and open, based on the shadow of it I see in my browser.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:01 PM on September 23, 2011


Coffee. is for threadclosers.
posted by Eideteker at 4:49 AM on September 24, 2011


Yes, EXACTLY, perhapses.

Well, maybe instead of "EASY" it should say "BAM!"
posted by jeanmari at 12:59 PM on September 24, 2011


I already own two

Those are trilbys, not fedoras. Fedoras have a larger brim.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:49 AM on September 25, 2011


Oh hey, I forgot I had one of those. Awesome sauce.
posted by Stynxno at 7:33 PM on September 25, 2011


A new example of a post getting in between the closing announcement and the actual closing. I now actually look for this when I see a post being closed because I cannot get useless things out of my brain.
posted by jeather at 12:35 PM on October 5, 2011


The close account link is at the top. The comment post button is at the bottom. I'm sort of surprised it doesn't happen more often in longer threads.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:42 PM on October 5, 2011


That book link was a great one to get in after the bell, though.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 12:45 PM on October 5, 2011


I came in to post it too.
posted by OmieWise at 12:52 PM on October 5, 2011


As did eye
posted by TedW at 2:33 PM on October 5, 2011


Me too! It just took me a while to get around to, you know, tv was on and stuff.
posted by procrastination at 8:08 PM on October 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey, I was just coming in here to mention that fraac thread flameout. Guess I was a day late and somethingsomething short.
posted by slogger at 7:41 AM on October 6, 2011


Here's another one.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:07 PM on October 6, 2011


Theyre coming more and more often and I think it's pretty clear we're in an end of times type situation Too bad that EDC post was deleted, they'd know the exact flashlight keychain that would save us.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 4:21 PM on October 6, 2011


Another new example.
posted by SLC Mom at 12:10 AM on October 7, 2011


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